Idaho Self Advocacy Leadership Network


Life is what you make it. The Idaho Self Advocate Leadership Network (SALN) advances equality through growth, education and advocacy by providing opportunities so individuals with developmental disabilities may achieve their greatest unique potential.

What is a Self Advocate? They are people who:

  • speak for themselves;
  • explain their needs and wants; and
  • take responsibility.

SALN prepares Self Advocates to be involved in their community, to speak with authority about issues that impact them, and to educate decision-makers about these issues at a local & state level.

Local chapters across Idaho include Moscow, Nampa, Boise, Pocatello, Idaho Falls. Coeur d’Alene, Twin Falls and Emmett, and they are actively working to start new chapters.

Each chapter chooses what issues they want to tackle, what activities they want to do. From spaghetti feeds to film screenings to advocacy workshops, their work is all about building growth and positive change.